Vietnam, Turkmenistan work to tighten time-honoured friendship

Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu hosted a reception on June 27 for his Turkmen counterpart Vepa Hajiyev who has been visiting Vietnam as the two countries will be celebrating the 30th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations next month (July 29, 1992 – 2022).

Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu (Photo: VNA)
Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu (Photo: VNA)

At the reception, Deputy Minister Vu affirmed that Vietnam treasures the long-standing friendship and partnership with Turkmenistan and wants to further strengthen the bilateral ties, adding that the visit will create new opportunities for cooperation between the two nations.

The Deputy Minister welcomed the business mission accompanying Hajiyev to attend the Vietnam – Turkmenistan business forum scheduled for June 29. The business delegation is also planning to meet with representatives of Vietnamese ministries of transport, construction, industry and trade, and education and training.

For his part, Hajiyev spoke highly of close coordination between the two foreign ministries over the past several years, particularly at multilateral forums. He affirmed that Turkmenistan wishes to boost cooperation with Vietnam for the benefit and development of both countries.

On this occasion, the two sides agreed to increase delegation exchanges in the coming time. They will continue implementing the consultation mechanism between the two ministries and sign agreements to provide legal framework for the bilateral partnership; as well as pledged to actively enhance connectivity between the two countries’ business communities and facilitate management experience sharing in the fields of education-training, science-technology, and expand collaboration in agriculture, energy, production of construction materials and finance.